Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health, Tenure Track

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA 🇺🇸

Position Details

Job TitleAssistant Professor of Environment & Human Health
Position TitleSchool of Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health, Tenure Track
Position Number
Job CategoryUniversity Faculty
Job TypeFull-Time
FLSA StatusExempt
CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Location CodeSCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A)
Department NameSCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No
Duties and ResponsibilitiesLoyola University Chicago’s (LUC) School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) requests applications for a full time tenure track Assistant Professor of Environment & Human Health beginning in August, 2023. The SES particularly encourages faculty of color to apply. We seek an environmental scientist with a approach recognizing the interdependence of the health of humans, animals, and plants and the health of the ecosystems that they share. Candidates should have expertise in the impacts of environmental degradation on human health, which could include a variety of areas of specialty. For example, research expertise in the influence of climate change on emergence, distribution and transmission of infectious diseases, research on air pollutants and human health, or contaminants of emerging concern including pharmaceuticals, preservatives, disinfectants, pesticides and herbicides, plastics, PFAS, VOCs, endocrine disruptors and other emerging toxins that directly impact human health are all areas of interest to this search committee. The candidates’ research will contribute to our Environmental Health & Toxicology Affinity Group.The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach an introductory 200-level Environmental Health course and ENVS 301/401 Environmental Health as well as Climate Change & Human Health (ENVS 338/438) and Introduction to Global Health (ENVS 385/485). Importantly, we are looking for someone to help assess our current Environmental Health major and work with a committee to propose new course additions and curricular modifications to strengthen the major.Background: Loyola University Chicago has been committed to environmental sustainability for 20 years, having transformed its campuses to meet energy, water, and waste efficiencies that have consistently ranked the University in the top 5% of green campuses nationally. The new interdisciplinary School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) currently serves 500 undergraduate and graduate students, and is housed within a state-of-the-art geothermally heated/cooled building complex containing a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, two aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel production facility, teaching & research labs, environmental analytical lab, ecotoxicology lab, and a green dormitory. The campus prioritizes sustainability with energy efficient LEED certified buildings, permeable pavement, green roof installations, and student-run urban gardens supplying the LUC Farmer’s Market. The Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) has restoration projects in a 20-acre wetland and oak/hickory woodland, a 5-acre organic farm, and is a venue for three-week summer field courses and for faculty and student research in sustainable agriculture, ecology, and wetland restoration. For more information about SES, pleasesee our website.The SES expects to double its number of faculty in the next five years, strategically building toward five pillars of expertise. The SES faculty bring expertise from the multitude of disciplines that contribute to the understanding of and formation of solutions to environmental problems, including natural science, social science, humanities, economics, business management, public health, law & policy, ethics, GIS, and statistics. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the SES is building its academic strengths in five affinity areas, each associated with a set of complex vexing social problems under the broader umbrella of environmental sustainability. These SES Affinity Groups include Biodiversity, Environment & Society, Food Systems, Climate & Energy, and Environmental Health & Toxicology.
QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, environmental health, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship.
Physical DemandsNone
Working ConditionsNone
Minimum Education and/or Work ExperienceThe successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, environmental health, or a closely related field. The candidate must share Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our common home, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced through their research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for the position should have a record of or clear potential for distinguished scholarship, external research funding, and student mentorship.
Open Date09/27/2022
Close Date
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants should submit a current Curriculum Vita, a letter of interest outlining their qualifications, a teaching statement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, a research statement, an inclusive excellence statement, samples of scholarly writing, and the names and contact details of three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation (if requested) to https://www.careers.luc.edu/. Address questions to:Dr. Raymond Dybzinski
School of Environmental SustainabilityLoyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
[email protected]Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit www.luc.edu/mission and www.luc.edu/misssion/transformativeed, respectively.
Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/22053
Job Number8600186
Organizational LocationPROVOST

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Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date08/14/2023
Position End Date
Open Until FilledYes

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Inclusive Excellence Statement

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  2. Teaching Evaluations
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